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Posted August 20, 2012
Girl meets boy, sparks fly but girl plays hard to get. Boy is intrigued,
and pursues relentlessly, chipping at girl's walls. Oh Levi, you are so
arrogant. Good looking and you know it. Strutting your stuff; showing
off those pecs, handsome face, and those wings. I mean, who could resist
a good, strong pair of wings? But eventually the lure is too much for
girl, and she gives in to the sparks. (She couldn't resist. I don't
blame her.) As stubborn as Allie is and as self controlled as she
thinks she is, the pull towards Levi is too strong. And the allure of
this other world she is introduced to... how can a girl say no to that?
But Allie definitely bit off more than she can chew.... or did Levi?
Typical YA novel, but with a very interesting plot with supernatural
creatures that are quite original from what I have read. Though I wanted
a lot more information on the Pterons, seeing as this is the first of a
series, I am sure my thirst for more knowledge will be satisfied in
upcoming novels (I hope). Alyssa Rose Ivy introduces some very
interesting and colorful characters, who are full bodied and believable.
You find yourself immersed in intrigue and drama that may be all too
familiar when reminiscing of youthful (or adult!) mistakes or impulses,
combined with great action and the magic of the paranormal element of
the story line. The story being located in New Orleans held a little
magic all of its own. New Orleans is bewitching to me, and the writer
did a great job of writing in enough elements to always remind you where
these characters are. Some of the locations described, even the food,
drink and music in the background made the story even more spellbinding
and intriguing. There wasn't one dull moment in this novel, from start
to finish. It kept my interest completely throughout. It ended quite
abruptly, which led me to scratch my head in confusion, confirm the
word/page count, and then wallow in the feeling of disappointment that
it was, indeed, finished.... for now! Needless to say I look forward to
the second installment of the series with much anticipation.
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Posted September 13, 2012
I am now a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy!!! I couldn't say a bad thing about this book:) I read it from beginning to end in one sitting and loved it so much!
I really enjoyed the characters in this story. They were so diverse, yet meshed so well together. Levi was the perfect bad boy and Jess was so boy crazy. Allie had sworn off boys, but Levi wouldn't take no for an answer.
I am chomping at the bit to get to read the sequel, Focus that will be out early 2013. I am also going to go right out and check out Alyssa Rose Ivy's other series and any other books of hers I can get my hands on!
This review is short and sweet because I really don't have anything to say other than this book rocked my socks off! I recommend it to New Adults and older YA. This book deserves five glittery stars since it is so amazing and all:)
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Posted September 13, 2012
Flight was thrilling, unpredictable, radiating with tension of all kinds, and that includes a romance that I cannot wait to read more about in the next book. I really enjoyed reading this story from Allie's POV; you really understand her background, why she moved to New Orleans for the summer, before her first year at Princeton. You also get a sense of her feisty like personality, and it definitely draws a hot college senior, Levi. He, was...extremely WELL Written!! I really like him, and he's definitely a ladies man, but for some reason, Allie has caught his eye, and he's actually pretty persistent to wanting to be with her, even though he practically gets turned down by Allie on a few occasions. Yes, this is a very interesting Romance, and I believe the cover gives a good indication for how their steamy like scenes are like! You just got to read on your own and find out where! So...there's definitely an undeniable romance but...there's a fantasy element to this story, and Levi introduces Allie to something supernatural, of which she never knew could exist, but just how far can she go before turning the other way, and possibly turning from Levi?
I just want to start out and say this is absolutely a wonderful New Adult Novel. It's a perfect story for this genre. There is the sense of independence, learning/making mistakes and a whole lot more that contributes to this great genre. I feel that the writing was purely excellent including the scenes, dialogue, and the setting as you just get a feel of what New Orleans is like, and what happens there on a daily basis, and that is one city I would definitely love to visit! This is my first time reading Ivy's work, and I now just can't wait to read more of her awesome stories, as she is a wonderful writer, and storyteller! All in all, this was an addictive read and I really can't wait to read the next book in the Chronicles, because, ahh you'll see when you read it; you're just going to want to read more, after you read the last page!
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Posted August 18, 2012
Wow, what a thrilling shifter book! It has plenty of romance and a great New Orleans setting. Would definitely recommend for a fun and engaging read. Can't wait for the next book!
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Posted February 23, 2013
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It took longer than I expected to read but I did read it every free chance I had.
This was an interesting story. We meet Allie while she is in New Orleans working at her father's hotel. The first day she arrives, she meets Levi. We can all guess what happens.
I liked Allie's character for the most part. She was strong and didn't really put up with lines and other crap from guys. She could hold her own. Allie's sarcasm, wit, and character really struck me. She was a good character. Did she act like a typical teen girl sometimes? Yes, but that was okay.
Levi was awfully sure of himself. He was very presumptuous and arrogant. Levi rubbed me the wrong way throughout this book. However, that was his character and it worked. He and his crew were a typical "frat boy"-type group but with a much more interesting background.
There was romance, action, and the inevitable cocky-guy screw up. Throw in the fact that Levi is a Pteron, and part of the supernatural society that Allie did not know existed, and you have a good read. I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in The Crescent Chronicles series, Focus.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a good, paranormal YA read.
Will I read it again: I will not.
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Posted January 3, 2014
**SPOILER** Review on entire trilogy:
The series was very good. At first it was a little slow, but then it picks up.
However I did not like the back and forth between Levi and Allie. I felt like a couple of times would have been
okay, but not for the entire series. Also I felt the whole thing with Toby was odd, one minute Toby refuses
to live without Allie, the next he sees she is sick and BAM! He lets her go to make her own choice? Too fast.
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Bluestar woke early. She walked to the warriors den and she woke Fireheart up. "Get up. Patrol." "What? Oh." Muttered Fireheart as he got up. Soon they were padding out of camp. "Isn't it a lovely morning?" Bluestar asked as they walked across the forest. "Yes." Said Fireheart. He began chasing her tail. Bluestar shrieked and ran away. A butterfly fluttered past. Fireheart smiled. Soon they cam to a shallow creek. Stones were across it. Bluestar hopped on one. Then another. Fireheart followed her. They hopped for awhile until Fireheart pointed out a birds nest. Bluestar looked to see it, and slipped! "Fireheart!" She shrieked as she fell. Something shot out of her paw and it hit Fireheart right in the heart. He stood, shocked. "Bluestar!" He cried as he waded to her. "Bluestar....don't die...please..." He cried. All of a sudden, a tingling sensanation went through him. Black stripes grew on his pelt. His eyes grew red. And he longed for something new- Power. He grinned and dashed into the forest. As he went, the forest wilted. <p> (Ah, who do you think is working the magic? So sad.....*sniff* more tomorrow! ~ TMS)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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I flipping loved this book. all the characters are amazing in this book. its just your like OH NO WHAT HAPPENING WHYY.the whole time I was reading this I kept having to shut the book of how excited I would get or when a secret poped up I was like noooooo whyyy.its a good book I recommend it to everyone. ;)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2013
Ok, let me make this clear, I am team Levi all the way even after what happened. There I got that out. This was such addicting YA book. Although it lays on the line of older YA but clean enough to keep the YA title. The story idea alone was so creative that it kept me intrigued. I wished we could have learned a bit more about the species and a little less of Allie's man troubles. That is why I gave it a 4 instead of 5 Stars. I get that Allie had it rough in previous relationship but her man hating attitude got to be tiring after a while. I liked that Allie played a feisty role, but too bad her side kick Jess didn't stick around longer. Levi is a definite drool worthy character worth following around like a puppy dog. The support characters were entertaining and had an appeal to them that kept your interest. The descriptions of the paranormal creatures were good and the relationships between the different species was interesting. I anxiously await the next book Focus.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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At first i was just reading this book because my name is alyssa just like the author but then when i was getting deeper and deeper into the book i just couldnt stop reading it ..... cant wait to get the next one :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2013
I almost didn't bother finishing this book. Some if it was too unbelievable and happened too fast. SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Allie was not the strong female lead i was hoping for and the romance between her and Levi in the first few chapters wasn't there. I kept thinking she would go for Owen. Then this jerk (Levi) tells you he is a crow and you cant wait to fly again? Everything was too easily introduced. Levi should have had to save her life and thats how he revealed his powers. There was no mystery at all. The writer just tells you everything without suspense. That being said the crow idea is original though im not sure how they are more superior than mountain lions and wolves but whatever.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2013
Fun, exhilerating, and unique, Flight is a great start to the paranormal series, The Crescent Chronicles.
I know that I say this a lot, but paranormal books are tricky for me. I often feel as if I'm reading the same story, over and over again. That is so not the case with Flight. I loved the New Orleans setting of the story. I've read a few stories that almost seemed to use the famous city as a gimmick, but not here. This is a city that the author is very familiar with and she uses it to her advantage. As Allie became familiar with the city, I was able to visualize Canal Street, Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde, and many other notable areas of New Orleans. It felt nice to "revisit" the Crescent City.
As for the supernatural elements to Flight, I'm not going to reveal that here. I went into the story completely blind, and I loved discovering the hidden world right along with Alli. What Ivy came up with was so cool, so unique, and pretty darn wicked. Allie finds out what creatures are hidden are hidden with the city fairly quickly, and I loved that she didn't lead us along the whole book, dangling bits and pieces and building frustration. It was nice to know the basics of what was going on, and then to be able to get down to business.
Allie was a great heroine. She's so smart, but not arrogant. She handles the supernatural secrets like a champ, maybe a little too well, but I didn't really care. She's fairly pragmatic, not prone to hysterics and denials in the face of the obvious. Levi, the guy who introduces her to the magic, is hot, charming and a little infuriating. I love that he doesn't hide who he is from Alli, but oh boy, he is tricky! Through lies of omission, Levi brings Allie in way too deep, and it costs her a lot. I wanted to dislike him, but I just couldn't do it. *shrugs* Allie's reactions to Levi's deceit was spot-on. She is not going to let him off easy.
The story also includes a fantastic cast of secondary characters. Hailey, Owen, and Jared are all big players in the story, and I loved them each time they appeared, which was often. Jared was my favorite, most likely because he's a smarta$$.
Flight was a fun and interesting story all the way through. It was such a quick read, and I mananged to fly (pun totally intended) through in just a couple hours. I immediately began book two, Focus.